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CE Type: 
# of CE's: 
1.2 IACET CE's

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was developed in the 1980’s and was published as a manualized evidence based treatment in 1993. This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of this systematic cognitive-behavioral approach to working with individuals with severe dysfunctional behaviors. This course includes description of current DBT research outcomes; criteria to identify DBT recipients; developing the structures of the DBT program; learning the functions, modes and tools of DBT as well as the function of the consultation team.

Learning Objectives: 

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the current DBT research outcomes.
  • Explain the biosocial theory of development and maintenance of emotion dysrsegulation disorders.
  • Determine who will be treated in their DBT program.
  • Explain dialectics.
  • Decide on the modes and functions of their DBT program.
  • List the Stages and Targets in DBT.
  • Begin structuring their DBT program.
  • List the change skills in DBT.
  • List the acceptance skills in DBT.
  • Describe the change strategies in DBT.
  • Explain the purpose of chain analysis in DBT.
  • List the levels of validation in DBT.
  • Explain the importance of coaching in DBT.
  • Describe the two communication strategies in DBT.
  • Discuss the case management strategies in DBT.
  • Explain the function of consultation team in DBT.
Intended Audience: 

This introduction to DBT is intended for invited clinicians in the DBH provider agencies network

Instructional Level: 


Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend entire presentation and complete course evaluations as required in order to receive credits.